Saturday, April 12, 2014

Just Us Girls #236 - Technique & Addicted to CAS #36


This week over at Just Us Girls, Lisa had given us the technique of a water colored background.  Her timing is perfect as Jennifer McGuire just put out a water colored background video that I wanted to try.

 I have to say, I rather like this background. I went for an ombre effect.  One thing about Jennifer, her techniques are never hard to do, you just need patience [for the drying time :)].  I used a sentiment from My Favorite Things, Simply Fabulous Sayings, and my background is a really old SU stamp.  A very simple card that does pack a punch.

You need to play in this week's challenge -- it's really fun.  I like water coloring since you never know what you will end up with...  Hope to see you join in over at Just Us Girls.



I have a dual day today. It is also Addicted to CAS Challenge. This week is Far Away.
We are being sponsored by StampArt Designs

 

 I wanted to give the effect of a loooooooooong road.  Did I accomplish that?  Well, I hope so since this is the card I am using ;).

Meanwhile, pop on over to Addicted to CAS, check out the other DT cards and then, play along!  We would love to have you join in!


Thanks for stopping by~

20 comments:

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Don't you just love Jennifer's tutorials. You definitely rocked this one. Love the ombre effect. Your Far Away card is fantastic, too.

Lynn said...

Two super cool cards...beautiful!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Both your cards are so cheery and I love how you used graduations of the same color in each. Also I noted how you incorporate the color theme in the background to showcase your cards perfectly. I must remember that idea when photographing things as it looks wonderful!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

As always, I am in awe at the cards you make! Gorgeous-ness

Peggy said...

Amazing cards and techniques! I love the Looooong road!

Marisa said...

Adore your card - the orange is fabulous and love the BG stamp you used.

Barb Ghig said...

Such a beautiful ombre effect on your first card, and I love how you created the road on your 2nd one...very clever, Vicki!

Cornelia W said...

You bike card - just brilliant!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Vicki. LOVE your watercolored background. I've been cutting out stencils like crazy with my Cameo ... glad I kept it! :) This is so gorgeous and I might try it using a stencil to see if I can get a similar look - it's amazing!

Great card for "Far Away" challenge at ATCAS. It definitely looks like a looooong road :) Love the piercing detail. Loll xx

shirley-bee said...

Fab cards, Vicki! I love the water coloured background :))

Petra Swart said...

WOW, your watercolour bg is simple awesome, Vicki and I love the stunning bow!!! Lovely card!!

Your ATCAS card is so much fun!! That surely is one looooooong road and I love the little bicycle and the sentiment!

Have a super Sunday!!

Sharyn Polesel said...

This is so pretty! I love the background you have created and the gorgeous colors.

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Awesome cards Vicki! Love the water-coloured background - as you say - it really does pack a punch!
Your ATCAS card is fab. too - the long and lonely road is an amazing take on the code word!
Sylvia xx

Anita in France said...

What a stunning watercolour background, Vicki ... and an awesome long road ... wonderful perspective and such a fab take on the code word! Anita :)

Deepti said...

Fabulous cards, I love the way you depicted far away :) superb !!

sue t. said...

Your watercolor card is awesome!

icardeveryone01 said...

Vicki! That long, long road is PERFECT! Any roots in Michigan? I'm related to the Dutcher family here!

Lisa Kind said...

Love the orange! And you are so right about Jennifer's techniques! Beautiful card. Love the green one too!

baileyrosy.com said...

Two fabulous cards Vicki Both bright and zingy especially love your take on the codeword just awesome.

Marie

Jaydee said...

Vicki, I love the strong colors and the way you elongated the vertical lines to make it feel like a "long road". Gorgeous
hugs
jaydee

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